About the festival

The Festival is a non-profit making company, limited by guarantee and is a registered charity.

As a charity, our objects include:

  •   to advance the education and skills of adult choral singers; 
  •   to advance the choral education of young people in Cornwall;
  •   to encourage and develop the music skills of composers of all ages;
  •   to advance and develop the choral skills of conductors; 
  •   to advance the development of national and international relations in the male voice movement.

Under the distinguished presidency of Colonel Edward Bolitho, OBE, Lord -Lieutenant of Cornwall, the company has organised festivals biennially since 2003.

It has received Cornwall Council support, regional funding and sponsorship from many individual patrons and commercial interests in Cornwall.

More than 60 male choirs participate in each Festival from across the world, the UK and, of course, Cornwall. In addition to concerts and other public singing activities, the Festival includes symposia, workshops, master classes and tuition sessions for directors and singers. It also features an educational programme involving local schools.

It is organised with the aim of developing greater strength across the male voice movement in a spirit of musical friendship

Registered Office: Peat House, Newham Road, Truro. TR1 2DP

Operations Office: Cornwall Music Service Trust, Truro School, Trennick Lane, Cornwall. TR1 1TH

Company Reg. No: 4509936  Charity Reg. No.: 1099924

President: Colonel Edward Bolitho, OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall

Vice Presidents: 

Michael Galsworthy, CBE,CVO, DL

Dr Roy Wales

David Peters

Ellen Winser MBE,DL

Chairman: Bruce Taylor (Director/Trustee)

Vice Chairman: John Larke MBE (Director/Trustee)

Treasurer: Richard Robinson (Director/Trustee)

Festival Artistic Director: Gareth Churcher

Festival Administrator: Jenny Keymer

Directors/Trustees: John Burn, Terry Coplin, Robert Ellis, Alun Howells, Andrew Lancaster, Angela Renshaw, Daphne Skinnard DL, Rob Spowart, John Pollard, David Lansdowne, John  Houldsworth.